startrekguide hacked = phpbb security ?!!

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startrekguide hacked = phpbb security ?!!

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Hi. today http://startrekguide.com/ hacked.
is it possible phpbb has a security problem?!!! :o

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If phpBB has a security problem, why didn't that hacker hack phpbb.com then? Startrekguide was using several MODs and I think some of them outdated. That might be the reason why startrekguide was hacked, but since we don't know any details we should probably wait until we know more. ;)

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If you research it a bit you'll find that it was a server exploit hack and nothing to do with phpBB. You should ask your pirating-toting friends about it ;)
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DavidIQ is indeed correct. The hacker did not gain access through the phpBB forum on StarTrekGuide or even StarTrekGuide itself.
See this post: http://startrekguide.com/community/view ... 14&t=14544
The hacker is a very well known hacker that goes about mass-defacing sites by replacing any pages on a server that have the names: home, index, default and main. The unfortunate effects of not having our own server :(
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Oh you're on shared server Handyman?
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jsbean wrote:Oh you're on shared server Handyman?
There are several reasons for not needing a server for your site..

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Sierron wrote:
jsbean wrote:Oh you're on shared server Handyman?
There are several reasons for not needing a server for your site..
what? Any website needs a server or its not a site... whether its shared or not...
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jsbean wrote:what? Any website needs a server or its not a site... whether its shared or not...
I meant an own server.

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